Nicolás Serrano

Nicolás Serrano
Universidad de Navarra | UNAV · Department of Industrial Organisation

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Unexpected crises and risks affect the urban population. Critical infrastructure dependency, climate change and social dynamics have captured the attention of city decision makers across different disciplines, sectors, and scales. Addressing these challenges mandates an increase in resilience. This article presents the development of the novel Euro...
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Although the positive impact of cloud computing seems obvious for both big and small companies, the adoption rate of services associated with it has not reached the levels that were expected. In the case of software as a service (SaaS), the adoption rates of the different application types are not homogeneous. Some well-established application type...
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This article describes an action research (AR) project for designing and implementing a structured mentoring programme in a Spanish university. A student affairs unit, a team of researchers, faculty-mentors and student-protégés worked together on three cycles of AR. The result is a programmatic mentoring programme for the development of non-technic...
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Mentoring research is recent and multidisciplinary and is found in mostly English speaking cultural contexts. The purpose of this study is to describe a fifty-year old mentoring practice involving faculty-mentors and engineering student-mentees, at the school of engineering of a Spanish university, a non-English speaking context. Mentoring is part...
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Building on lean and agile practices, DevOps means end-to-end automation in software development and delivery. Hardly anybody will be able to approach it with a cookbook-style approach, but most developers will benefit from better connecting the previously isolated silos of development and operations. Many DevOps tools exist that can help them do t...
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Monitoring is critical to IT system health and thus to businesses' bottom line. This article discusses current tools that monitor networks to detect issues, ensure the components' availability, and measure the resources those components use.
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To choose the most appropriate cloud-computing model for your organization, you must analyze your IT infrastructure, usage, and needs. To help with this, this article describes cloud computing's current status.
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Enterprise systems are quickly evolving from monolithic silos to distributed applications with service-oriented flexible usage schemes. To keep up, IT organizations must adapt their legacy systems to meet changing business challenges almost in real time, with no second chances. Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) have evolved to flexibly operate...
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With smartphones being the primary handheld device for more than a billion people, mobile Web apps are a necessity in both technical and commercial fields. There are several approaches to developing mobile Web apps, but given the fast speed of mobile software evolution, in which the leading companies become marginal in months and new gadgets contin...
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This article presents a model, adapted from the literature, to measure the application of factors that foment teamwork effectiveness. The goal of this article is to publish the actual experience of developing and assessing teamwork activities which were carried out during the past academic year, 2009-10, by freshmen students at an Engineering Schoo...
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Reading is a critical habit to learn and keeping current. But books aren't the only thing available to read. The articles discuss pros and cons of articles related to books and how to organize and choose your readings. Reading articles is a good source of knowledge and will help you to read better, read better books, and even read more books.
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The term Web 2.0 is associated with the development of Webbased technology applications and tools used by communities of users. Those applications let these users access and produce information in a simple way, without the necessity of complicated software on their computers. This technology can also be used by small and medium companies to improve...
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Web 2.0 has been a buzzword ever since software engineers started connecting different applications and data on the Internet. What are the most promising technologies for applying Web 2.0 in your IT? What tools go beyond gimmicks to help professional developers? Authors Nicolas Serrano and Jose Manuel Torres introduce the major open technologies an...
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This paper presents a support methodology that facilitates the analysis of shared information between applications. The contemporary needs of information systems within companies rely on the integration of different applications. As a consequence, integration projects called EAI (enterprise application integration) and BPM (business process managem...
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Asynchronous Web pages, which can change some of their content without reloading the whole page, have gained popularity recently. Although asynchronous pages are more difficult to store and access, and they complicate the browser's "Back" button operations, they support more flexible content presentation and thus enhance page performance. Ajax is a...
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Thanks to simulation software, ergonomic analysis has ceased being the complex and time-consuming task that it once was. However, the majority of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are still unaware of these tools. This paper uncovers, by means of a case study based on a real process, the advantages and the practical barriers involved in the imple...
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For how long can a business remain without its information systems? Current business goals and objectives highly depend on their availability. This highly dynamic and complex system must be properly secured and managed in order to ensure business survivability. However, the lack of a universally accepted information security critical factors’ taxon...
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Information systems must successfully manage the wide-ranging information available in a company. Enterprise resource planning is the central element of any information systems architecture. But ERP systems are usually expensive, which has restricted small and medium-sized enterprises' access to them. The availability of open source software ERPs h...
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RESUMEN RESUMEN Information systems must successfully manage the wide-ranging information available in a company. Enterprise resource planning is the central element of any information systems architecture . But ERP systems are usually expensive , which has restricted small and medium - sized enterprises ' access to them . The availability of ope...
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Bug-tracking helps the software developers in knowing what the error is, resolving it, and learning from it. Working on a software project includes managing the bugs we find. At first, we might list them on a spreadsheet. But when the number of bugs becomes too large and a lot of people must access and input data on them, we have to give up the spr...
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Recovery from human operator error is key to system dependability: users are usually the main source for incorrect data, and this data can render a system unusable. Although current management information systems allow for the reversal of some processes, they don't offer an undo function to correct the errors human operators might introduce while e...
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The implementation of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) demands the development of a complex project. On one hand, the scientific literature presents some key factors which allow the project to reach the expected objectives. However, these researches do not consider the dynamic relationships that take place among these key factors, although int...
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Everyone uses build tools. We have Make, GNU Make, Nmake, Jam, and many others. But Apache's Ant is different from typical build tools. Instead of using inherently evil shell-based commands, it's based on Java classes. Its use of XML for configuration files and architecture enables Ant's big advantages: simplicity, portability, and power. In this p...
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A highly automated, model-driven approach for maintaining multicustomer code bases is now available. The scheme uses WAD (Wizard for Application Dictionary), a tool that produces code from an application dictionary in a relational database. WAD employs the application dictionary to automatically create a Web-based management information system foll...
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Over the past decade, the University of Navarra's academic management system evolved from a mainframe environment to windows-based client-server architecture and then to a Web environment. Aiming for independence from vendors, these developers adopted open-source solutions for their Web applications and were delighted with the results.
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Considers how a happy convergence of factors in the mid 195Os led CEIT and the University of Navarre to team up for an ambitious project. First, we accumulated expertise in the fields of computer graphics, mechanism analysis and solid modeling. Second, the appearance of 3D graphics workstations on the market allowed us to put our experience to work...
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Resumen Las profesiones relacionadas con las tecnologías de la información es un perfil que se encuentra actualmente muy demandad. En este artículo se describe una intensificación en la ingeniería de Organización Industrial para dar respuesta a esta necesidad. Palabras clave: Tecnologías de la información, docencia, Organización Industrial 1. La im...

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The aim of this project is to understand better how can you help our student for developing personal and professional competences at College. At Tecnun-School of Engineering of the University of Navarra, we develop the Tu&Co mentoring program based on competence development (www.tuandco.tecnun.es). Moreover, we are researching about how to develop 4.0 professional competences